Happy Monday! “You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom. This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough! I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you.” Galatians 5:7-10NLT
While the false teachers discouraged and misled the Galatians (Galatia church), Paul was quick to address their behavior and how quickly they turned away from the teachings of the freedom they have in Christ Jesus. We must also understand our own temptations that draw us away from God and his direction for our lives.
Do you find yourself drifting away from a relationship with God? _______
Are you struggling with attending church on Sundays or reading your Bible once a day? ______
What is keeping you from drawing close to God? _______
Have you noticed, the Lord is pursuing you. He wants a relationship with you? Will you set aside time to talk with him/pray to him? Ask him to help you turn away from the things that are pulling you away from a deeper relationship with him. Will you follow his lead?
Father God, we thank you for the wisdom you give. We thank you for your endless mercy and the joy you alone provide. Lord, keep us and give us a desire to follow after you with our whole heart. Lord, direct our lives and strengthen our faith – trusting you, your timing and your will. Lord, align our will to yours. Be with us today as we go to work, school, appointments, etc. Help us to live out your truth. Help us to stand on your word and believe your promises. Help us to be a light in this broken world. In Jesus name, Amen.
Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!